City of the beasts

Allende, Isabel

| 2002

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Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime. With his mother in hospital, too ill to look after him, Alex is sent out to his grandmother Kate - a fearless reporter with blue eyes 'as sharp as daggers' points'. Kate is about to embark on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon rainforest, but rather than change her plans, she simply takes Alex along with her. They set off with their team - including a local guide and his daughter Nadia, with her wild, curly hair and skin the colour of honey - in search of a fabled headhunting tribe and a legendary, marauding creature known to locals only as 'the Beast', only to find out much, much more about the mysteries of the jungle and its inhabitants. In a novel rich in adventure, magic and spirit, internationally-celebrated novelist Isabel Allende takes readers of all ages on a voyage of...

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Josefin B



En jttefin bok med flera bottnar som betytt mycket fr mig under uppvxten.

Hedvig K



Jag tycker normalt sett vldigt mycket om Isabel Allende. Den hr r jag dremot inte stormfrtjust i. Det r mer av en ventyrsroman fr ungdomar med ett lite torftigt sprk. Jag har lst alla tidigare p engelska, kanske ska fortstta med det.

Michael Bafford



First in a trilogy of adventures world wide. This one is in the rain forest of South America. Good fun and not a small amount of mysticism and environmental concern.

Frida Niss



Den hr boken r en av de bsta jag nnsin lst. Den r spnnande, spirituell och utspelas i en exotisk milj som fngslar en totalt. Den r helt magisk och jag lr definitivt lsa den igen en fjrde gng och sen igen osv.